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take a look at unemployment rate, the new one that we got today i think it's going in the wrong direction. the news not all bad, not all good, we'll work through it for you everybody. glad to have you with us on friday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm glad it's friday. i'm jon scott. employers adding $157,000 jobs in january continuing the slow pace of job growth we have seen in recent months and years. it didn't make a dent in the unemployment rate. in fact the nation's jobless rate rising in january to 7.9%, clearly not good news. that doesn't seem to be phasing wall street, though. take a look at the dow, up more than 130 points, and approaching 14,000. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wednesday algoler joins us live. >> reporter: as one analyst put it the top line is not so good but the bottom line is really not so bad. the jobless rate ticked up a 10th of a point which is the wrong direction but a reasonable number of jobs were created and when you have the revisions of november and december
administration officials say the past three months beat the average monthly job creation of the past two years. private sector employers added 157,000 jobs last month, though 9,000 government jobs were lost. most of the gains in healthcare and retail, though manufacturers added -- had a small gain. november and desiree viciouse and desire december december revisions. that is 200,000 private sector jobs each of the past three months. the economy added 180,000 jobs a month the past two years, which is 170,000 jobs a month less than many economists if not most economists would like to see, jon. jon: what is the republican reaction to all this. >> reporter: john boehner questioned the president's decision not to renew the khaert of hi charter of his job's council. they didn't think much of the recommendation other than to fast track the keystone pipeline.
john boehner said, quote this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his job's council and delay his budget. month after month we see the same thing, high unemployment and more debt. 12million americans are still unemployed and it's been that way for far too long. the president's advisers say it's also the wrong time for the threat to let across the board spending cuts take the place of a balanced approach to deficit reduction. the chairman of the president's council of economic advisers said, quote, today's report is a reminder of the importance of the need for congress to act to avoid self-inflicted wounds to the economy. on the plus side there was a jump in hiring despite the uncertainty washington faced as it flirted with going over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. jon. jon: wendell goler at the white house krupb -fg some number crunching some numbers for us, thank you. jenna: for more of a look at the 7.9 unemployment rate we'll take a look a little bit of how the numbers really affect the average american. right now the labor department says there are nearly
12.5 million unemployed americans in this country. that doesn't include the so-called marginally attached. there's nearly 2.5 million people who are unemployed who have stopped looking for a new job, that is the number that represents them, or the 8 million people who are forced to work part time because they simply can't find full time work. overall the jobless problem is expecting close to 23 million people, and that is a number we've referenced quite frankly consistently over the last several years. joining me is a editor and columnist at the "wall street journal." we are taking a look at market. right at 14,000. >> market loves it. dow jones above 14,000. the revision -gs in the last few months in 2012 really give people confidence that there is in fact some momentum building in the job market. construction jobs in particular up 28,000. that sector has been lagging for so long, jenna. the numbers are not great, right? we know they are not great but again it's all about
expectations, and at this point we are better than sort of the bad expectations we were sort of baking in in the end of 2012. jenna: you mentioned revisions. we get the initial number and the next month we'll get a revision, the next month after that we'll get another revision. hopefully the numbers are giving us a more accurate picture of what is really going on in the job market. how do you think this is setting the tone for the year ahead, as far as what to expect to see in the job market? >> at least in the beginning of the stock market it's been a stellar year for 2013. the equity market up 5%. this giving a boost out there. people are feeling that no, it's not great, that it's a slow growth return to sort of some sense of normalcy. we want to create tv sound bytes and tidbits and how the economy is doing. jenna: of course we do. >> the economy of 300 million people just moves a little more slowly than that. at least right now i'd say the tortoise is moving, he's moving
in the right direction general your big take away is not fabulous but positive that we are still seeing some sort of job growth in the economy. >> right. one thing that is happening on a secular basis is that companies are really still not in the mood to hire. and forget about what is happening in unemployment or the financial crisis of the past two years. technology, computers, software, all these things are frankly more efficient and more -- less costly than putting people into businesses. and that i think is sort of the bigger question we're going to have to answer as a country is where does that role of automation and personal value come in to the unemployment situation. companies are saying right now, readee rather put in machines. jenna: it's interesting you mention that. when you look at the labor force and the number of the labor force we've seen that number drop, it's at a 30-year low. if we had the same amount of people that were in the labor force, you know, three, four years ago our unemployment rate would be above 10%. >> sure. re
the people that have fallen out of the labor force simply will never return to the labor force? >> a lot of economists have done work on this. i think that is a fair point for a large number of these people. jenna: what happens to these families? >> that's the tough part and that's the price of you might call it progress, or the cost of progress, because computers really are getting so much better at doing so many of the things that humans used to do, and so in some ways the financial crisis, and the credit boom, that's kind of a distraction from the bigger changes in how computers are changing our lives. that linting, i would love to hear the president talk about that, the people who are sort of making the decisions. jenna: this new economy that we are entering. >> the new economy. we talk about the wealth of facebook and twitter. a lot of ways that is putting people out of work too 0. jenna: interesting. grosgrowth may be positive but also negative, a double-edged sword. great to have you. >> thank u. bill: get back to outhank you
skwro*pbgz one death and several injuries reported. turkey's prime minister confirming a homicide bomber launched the attack in front of the facility today killing a turkish guard. amy kellogg live from our london bureau with that. amy. >> reporter: hi, jon. no one has yet claimed responsibility for this terrorist attack which obviously killed the suicide bomber, but also as you mentioned, jon, killed that turkish guard at the perimeter of the u.s. embassy, and, jon, according to fox sources in turkey that attack also wounded a very well respected female turkish journalist who according to that source had been the first person, the first journalist to interview ambassador richardioni and he apparently has gone to visit her in the hospital. she is apparently in serious condition. it turns out according to turkish authorities that the bomber was a member of a far left militant revolutionary group called the people's liberation front which initial
here went off turkish military and military installations but in recent decades shifted to targeting u.s. military and diplomatic personnel. leftist groups are on the list of domestic security threats that turkey faces and they are known to periodically set off bombs. they are the last category initially suspected in there since there are al-qaida affiliated groups very active in groups and kurdish separatists have been active. you have the war with syria going on at turkey's border. the bombing happened apartment the security check-point in ankara'da which is 20-yard from the main emce epl embassy compound and that's probably why no americans were injured. it's in the heart of the turkish capitol. not far from other embassies or the parliament. this came as a great shock to many. finally, jon of interest as well according to this fox news
source in turkey, this marxist group that is believed to be responsible for the attack often uses wounded people as suicide bombers. it is believed that this bomber may have done time in jail and was released from jail because he was so sick and they believe he used plastic explosives for this attack. jon: obviously very important given the climate we're in, but the thinking at this moment is that this was not al-qaida related. >> reporter: exactly. jon: amy kellogg reporting from london thank you. jenna: it is the first day of february. that's health and heart month. you're supposed to wear red today. you didn't get that memo, right. jon: i didn't get the memo. jenna: one out of three women will actually die of heart disease. it's a really big deal when we take a look at our health, and also the health of all of our hearts. we will he'll talk a little bit
about brand-new studies about whether or not you should be vegetarian. i'm looking at you jon. whether you should have those energy drinks or drink that coffee, we'll dig a little deeper on that. national red day heart month. we'll watch for that. also february means the super bowl, right? super bowl sunday. and you know we're not just waiting for the games we are waiting for the commercials too we'll have a preview of what you can expect to see this year coming up next. that locks like a good one. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
jon: right now all kinds of anticipation for the super bowl this weekend. for some though the big game is all about the commercials. many of those spots already released online if you'd like to look them up. dennis neal of the fox business network has a preview for us. >> reporter: here comes the biggest live event in the world and some of the best and worst of madison avenue. some 37 sponsors, doritos is the
big one, it's going to run two ads created by snackers themselves. here is one contender a rather hilarious billy goat grutf. the superstars are using online gimmicks to extend the impact of the $3.8 million that brands will pay to cbs for each 30-second spot. mercedes-benz is in the ultimate tees. 5.7million people watch this sudsy number on youtube featuring sports illustrated siren kate upton. mercedes will run a different ad in the game with only a fleeting glimpse of kate. that is a rip off. and body spray pulling an ambush. all yearlong old spies has been a presence in nfl games. it won't be in the super bowl. here comes in ax body spray with buzz altkrep aldrin ad which
some have barely heard of. that shows the downside of using viral marketing ahead of time to unroll your super bowl ad. this guy shows a very white guy at work cajoling colleagues in a very jamaican accent. >> no worries, man, everything will be all right. yeah, man, don't fret, sticky bun come soon. yeah. >> reporter: the carmaker taking a beating online, complaining of racism. the bigger issue is how will this sell more beetles. jenna: the super bowl also known as america's biggest betting holiday isn't us just the only thing that vegas is placing bets
on. just so you know 9ers are favored by 3.5. you can bette on a whole host of things besides the game. for example one of the questions, jon, will alicia keys be booed when she sings the national anthem. we can't figure out why there would even be a bette on this. apparently people think yes she will be booed, 5-1 orders. how about beyonce's hair? you can bet on her hair at halftime. lit be curley or crimped or straight. orders are she will be spot be a curley do. people will make money if she does her hair that way. the handshake between the brothers, jim and john harbaugh. over, under, 7.5 seconds. the last time the teams played it was about 11 second. definitely go with the over according to our crack gamblers on our "happening now" team. will any player on the active roster be arrested before the big game? it's happened before. the yes odds 5-1. so there you go.
you can bette on everything from beyonce's hair to a rap sheet. jon: okay. jenna: are you a gambler, jon? jon: i do not gamble. i don't like losing money. i really don't. jenna: my husband and i already have a big bet for the super bowl. jon: are you going to tell us on monday. jenna: i will. i'm still deciding on who i should bet on. i'm a san franciscan, i have to go with the 9ers. there is something about the ravens i i like too. i'll let now. jon: i haven't decided who i'm voting tpoerg either. mom said you should also eat your veggies. jenna: moms always do. jon: could that salad or broccoli mean a healthier heart? we will break down what new research r-r say says about a vegetarian diet. the last day on the job for hillary clinton. she can watch the super bowl in
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jon: fox news alert. it appears that after a firestorm of controversy directed at the white house over the contraception mandate in obama care it appears that the government is backing down. just this morning the department of health and human services announced proposed changes in that contraception mandate that provides enrollees separate contraception coverage with no co-pays and at no cost to religious organizations. this would accommodate the religious beliefs of many organizations that have protested they should not be required under obama care to
institute contraceptive coverage. it is against their religious beliefs they have said, and it appears the department of health and human services has finally heard them, and is issuing some kind of a rule meant to back away from that requirement. who ultimately pays the bill, that is still a question, but it looks like the government is listening to the voices of religious and other organizations that have protested that they should not be required to pay for contraceptive care under the obama healthcare plan. more coverage as the news comes in ahead on fox. jenna: on the healthcare tip now, february is american heart health month to create awareness about heart disease. and it's a really serious condition that really affects more women than men. one in three women, one in three will die from heart disease. in fact it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. one woman dies from heart disease in this country every minute. when you look at those statistics it's just
incredible. joining us now dr. kevin campbell a practicing cardiologist and assistant professor at u.n. c's department of medicine. the statistics really are something, doctor. the next question becomes, you know, what can we do to make sure that we have healthier hearts? there was a big study done in england and scotland, tens of thousands of people all vegetarians, they were looking at a vegetarian diet. they found out if you're a vegetarian you are 30% less likely to be hospitalized for heart disease. does that mean that we should all be vegetarians and skirt past heart disease? >> i think that is one piece of the puzzle. we know that weurpl under treated and underserved. we know that more women than men die of heart disease every year. jenna: why is that, by the way, why are women so much likely? >> i think that women typically don't present with heart disease because they take care of husbands and children, and they put their own needs behind the need of their family, and often we see that they deny symptoms. another interesting point is
that their symptoms are quite different in women than in men tph-pl cases skra in many cases skrao let's gecases. jenna: when it comes vegetarian, how we're going to feed our family and plan it for the next year, being more vegetarian, does that help. >> it certainly does help. we know that red meat can raise cholesterol, cause higher blood pressures and a healthy diet full of vegetables and that sort of thing does make a difference it can increase your good cholesterol, decrease your bad cholesterol. everything in moderation. you need a balanced diet. and exercise as well. jenna: i'm a hamburger eater. >> i have to admit i do eat some red meat. jenna: everything in moderation. on the computer crossed the latest note from the cdc about the flu. when you look at symptoms when it comes to women heart disease,
you feel flew i shall, you feel aches and pains, nauseous. >> you need to know what you're risks are. you need to know the risk factors for cardiac disease, if you know the risk factors and you have these odd system you can take care of it. jenna: if i say i have the flu, i'm not feeling great. is it up to me to say to the doctor can you check my heart, can we take a listen is that all it would take? >> you have to find a physician that you can partner with and engage in your own healthcare with. if you have a physician that you aren't able to do that with i think you need to find a different physician. yes, you need to know what your risk is. >> there wit jenna: there as you a separate study about teenagers and energy drinks. that is something big for aufrl us now. caffeine you have extra supplements you can drink, make you feel better, give you more energy. how does this figure into the whole thing of heart disease and
heart health? >> we know that these energy drinks can be very detrimental in patients who do have cardiac disease whether they know it or know it can precipitate heart attacks, strokes and cause large spikes in blood pressure. in children it can cause sleep disturb aepbs disturbances. it can worse even adhd, change moods, it's very, very dangerous in children as well. jenna: that is something to avoid. nice red by the way. i'm glad you're in the spirit for the month as well. appreciate you coming in dr. campbell. jon: the copilot of an alaska airlines flight comes to the rescue when the pilot passes out in midair. a look at how he and the rest of the crew managed to get more than 100 passengers safely on the ground, that is coming up. , and we are learning more about a fatal chain reaction crash in michigan that we first told you about yesterday. some startling new developments coming up in a live report.
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jenna: flight from los angeles to seattle turns terrifying when the pilot suffers a medical emergency while in flight. an alaska airlines spokesperson said he lost consciousness somewhere over oregon. fortunately the copilot was able to land the plane safely. those are the book end of the story. there is lot in between. anna kooiman has the story. >> reporter: appears nobody was hurt on alaska airlines
473. the airliner landed safely and the hospital was taken to the hospital where they suspect food poisonings or a flu virus caused the pilot to pass out. a spokesman for the airline told us the pilot's condition greatly improved. the pilot, a 28 year veteran of alaska airlines fainted and came to and left the cockpit a passenger who happened to be a doctor gave him medical care. the copilot landed aircraft in portland where emergency crews left them. around 6:30 the 116 passengers and five crewmembers left l.a. making emergency landing in portland that was around 9:00 t was supposed to land in seattle 9:30 p.m. 20 passengers were rerouted to a partner airline and flown to seattle last night. the remaining passengers continued on with a new pilot. just last week, jenna, a copilot on alaska airlines flight also suffered from the flu, fainted, requiring
an emergency landing there as well. the spokesperson for the airline says these incidents are very rare. to have two happen in such a short time is a such a bizarre coincidence. pilots must pass a medical exam every sick months and copilots once a year. they were up-to-date on the medical certificate nationcations an were fine when che reported to work. jenna: when you have the flu you know how quickly things can turn. anna, thank you. jon: hillary clinton is stepping down today as our secretary of state and she is ending her run with something of a bang, taking one final shot at her critics over the deadly terror attack on our consulate in libya. here is part of what she had to say in sort of an exit interview with the associated press. quote, there are some people in politics and in the press who can't be confused by the facts. they just will not live in an evidence-based world, and that's regretable.
it is regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous and difficult circumstances. paul gigot is editorial page editor at "the wall street journal" and has some thoughts on this. you know, the ambassador, chris stevens was serving our government in dangerous circumstances and asking for more security but didn't get it. >> unfortunately i she, secretary of state is protesting too much. what evidence is she pointing to? we know the evidence that they ignored security risks. that were pointed and frequent. we know that the ambassador himself had requested more security. we know that the administration decided that they wanted the light footprint after muammar qaddafi fell. therefore we stepped back there and allowing some of these security threats to develop to the ambassador. we know that when the incident occurred which occurred over many hours, the administration did not immediately respond with military assets to do something about it. so this is not an incident, jon, i think that the secretary will be running if she runs in 2016 as
president pointing as an heroic episode for her tenure on national security. jon: you have it, you can't look at it in a vacuum. the president was running for re-election at the time. obviously successfully and, telling everyone that al qaeda was on the run. >> it was a big part of his salesmanship as national security. and we know that secretary clinton didn't say on the sunday shows because she didn't do that sort of thing. so they sent out the u.n. ambassador, susan rice to say this was fundamentally a response to a youtube video. it was, it, it's a bad episode and i'm surprised secretary of state clinton isn't take rag little more responsible for it. jon: she has been in office four years. when you look around the world, during those four years where are our relations better? i mean to paraphrase ronald reagan, where are we better off than we were four years ago? >> burma. burmese generals.
don't laugh. the burmese generals moved to open up their country. that is one thing. elsewhere, not too many places i think you can point to. she has been a very energetic ambassador. she worked very hard. she has been a good face for american diplomacy. she is popular around the world but if you look at the actual results think there is a lot more disorder now than there was then. and that's something that ultimately will be discussed. now, of course it was president obama's watch. she was an implementer, you know, not the main policymaker are. that will be an issue if she runs in 2016. jon: he drives foreign policy. >> there is no question about that. there is no question about that. everybody concedes that and her allies concede it inside the administration. this is president obama's show and a she has been a spokesman an implementer of that policy. jon: paul gigot, from "the wall street journal". >> thanks, jon. jon: he will look at the week's top stories the "journal editorial report" airs tomorrow at 2:00 are
eastern on the fox news channel. jenna: a massive deadly pileup yesterday on a michigan freeway. harris faulkner has the latest from the breaking news desk. >> reporter: the pictures from yesterday are simply eye-popping, a chain-reaction crash that left cars twisted and slipped more than a mile along interstate 75. this is detroit. we're learning more about what drivers were doing to try to stay alive during this. many slamming on their brakes. others swerving to avoid all the cars that were immediately piling up. that navy saved some lives we're told. still, three people died. among them children, a 7-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, believed to be siblings. their parents injured along with some 13 other people you see in all of this. the initial problem, a big-rig driver was stopped in his lane right about the same time light snow, falling in the area, suddenly turned to heavy snow coming down. so heavily it caused a whiteout. high winds, a drop in temperature.
in the fog of that falling precip drivers struggled to find their way as you might imagine. more than 30 cars from suvs to semi trailers were left manage geled. they are saying now that survivors are talking about it they suddenly couldn't see out of their car windows and couldn't stop because the roadway was so slick. a tough scene for first-responders to handle. they shut down that stretch of i-75 for hours while they helped out the victims and removed the wreckage. parts of michigan are under a winter warning. they're expecting two fight of lake-effect snow today and tomorrow. back to you. jenna: scary if you have to be out there driving. if you do, a good warning to be careful out there. harris --. >> reporter: chains. jenna: good advice. that's for sure. thanks, harris. jon: just into the fox newsroom comes word that the controversial secretary of energy, stephen chu announced he will be leaving his post once a successor is named. pretty common for
cabinet-level positions to change over at the start of a new term. we've seen a lot of turnover in the obama administration but probably not more than usual. steven chu, the man who has been in part controversial for the department of energy's loans to operations like the now bankrupt solyndra, he is also the one who said that he would like to see gasoline prices much higher in this country. steven chu says he will leave office once a successor is confirmed. the frightening hostage standoff in alabama now nearing the 72-hour mark. a 5-year-old boy locked up, held underground in an underground bunker by a suspected killer. former fbi hostage negotiator and profiler joins us on the task of the delicate task that police are facing. >> he's always seemed like a weird person. i always thought that was just the way he is. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ]
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new honey bunches of oats greek. jenna: brand new stories coming up next hour for you including this one by nasa. nasa is holding a day of remembrance 10 years after the space shuttle columbia tragedy. we have a live report coming up. certainly a day we really remember here on fox news. also some new concerns about the growing influence of al qaeda in one region of the world. which target is the terror group we'll tell you. plus a fight to keep the price of beer from going up. yes, our justice department is getting involved here. our legal panel will weigh in on the latest move to stop a major merger that could affect beer drinkers everywhere. jon: right now a frightening who stands situation in alabama. a 5-year-old boy spending a third full day in an underground bunker. hostage negotiators have been speaking to the man holding the boy through a ventilation pipe but the
suspect shows no sign of giving up. we hear he has spent days in his underground bunker before. the lair is stocked with food, electricity and a television. the sheriff, pleading for patience. >> i could tell you that negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there's no reason to believe the child has been harmed. on behalf of the dale county sheriff's office i want to thank all the assisting agencies dedicated to helping us bring this child home safely. jon: while the child may be physically okay one local official says he has been crying for his parents. absolutely heartbreaking to hear that. mary ellen o'toole is a former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator and the author of dangerous instincts, how gut feelings betray us. mary ellen are, this guy wants something. what do you suppose it is? >> well, he does have
demands. he wants something but they're keeping it very, very close to the vest and that may actually be part of the ongoing negotiations. so whether it's a personal cause, whether it's a, wanting something, a concern or an enjustice made public, it is something that he feels is important enough to have created this situation involving himself and the bunker, with this 5-year-old boy. jon: i'm not sure that somebody who does something like this is thinking rationally and maybe this is just a strange question but, nobody kidnap as kid off a school bus and shoots the bus driver dead as is alleged here, then crawls into an underground bunker and expects he is going to be able to get out, does he? >> well, yeah, i think he does expect to get out. that's what we want. jon: sure. >> we want hill to listen to the negotiators and to understand a very important
point which is, you do not need this 5-year-old boy to resolve this situation peacefully. you have a lot of control about how it will be put out there in the press eventually but you don't need this 5-year-old boy to do that. regardless how it started off, that control is yours to take and to resolve it peacefully and that's the message my sense is right now that they're communicating with him. jon: neighbors say he's a violent and just, you know, loud individual. he was supposed to go to court the morning after this whole event started because he had apparently, he accused of firing shots at neighbors when he challenged them over some damage that had been done to a dirt speed bump in front of his place. what does that tell you about the mindset that we're working with here? >> well that's certainly suggests that this is someone for whom aggression and violence is acceptable
in his repertoire but i certainly expect that he is watching, particularly the fox news program but i want hill to understand that nonetheless, even though that's in his repertoire of behavior, he still has the great potential of being able to look at this situation, understand that he is someone that can, and the sole person that can really resolve it. so we understand that there's a range of behavior in his background and right now what negotiators are doing, they're appealing to his sense of power and control and wanting to get his message out there and wanting to resolve it in the best way possible for him and also for that young victim. jon: is it actually a good thing if this goes on longer? i mean does it stand a better chance of resolution, a good resolution the longer it goes on? >> well the longer it goes
on the longer the negotiators have the opportunity to slowly build trust and to, to keep him communicating about what his motives are, what his reasons for doing this in the first place. so the longer it goes on and they're able to establish that trust and hopefully he is able to establish some type of a relationship with that young boy absolutely it is, it's better than having something so quick and unexpected that it could end in a very bad way and we don't want that. jon: mary ellen 0'toole, a former hostage negotiator for the fbi. let's hope you're right that he realizes he is the one that can let the little boy go safely. thank you. >> you're welcome. jenna: the parents are getting a chance to send the kids to the school of their choice.
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jenna: right now the mayor who became a symbol of new york city is being remembered. ed koch passed away early this morning. a spokesman saying he died of congestive heart failure. the politician who served three terms in city hall was admitted to the hospital earlier this week with shortness of breath and moved to intensive care just
yesterday. he was 88 years old. eric shawn has covered mayor koch for many years and is now live in our new york city newsroom with more on this. eric? >> reporter: hello, jenna. he truly was one-of-a-kind. took on presidents both democratic and republican and he always asked people his famous question. >> how am i doing? [shouting] >> reporter: he was the very symbol of the city itself. brash, brave, funny, outspoken and sharp. >> happy birthday, puerto rico. >> reporter: ed koch brought new york city back from the brink when he was elected mayor in 1977. >> now thought i could win. but i got my message out and people believed it and they have very the voted for me. it was a shook. >> reporter: he was born never 1924 in newark, new jersey. served in world war ii and took on the democratic tammany hall in the 1960 he is a as reform democrat. before elected councilman,
congressman and moving to city hall where he inherited a city sieged by crime, bankruptcy at this and public unrest. >> new york city is a great city but the new york apple does not grow in the garden of eden. a state of short term debt of $6 billion which we had to eliminate over a 4-year period. and we did it over a 3-year period. and i'm very proud of what we did. >> reporter: after three terms he was defeated in 1989 but that didn't stop him from writing and remaining involved in public issues as a private and beloved citizen. >> as i said when i left office, i'm never going to retire. i expect to die at this desk. >> reporter: koch, who never married always described himself as a liberal with sanity. >> i would be a whacko and a whacko i'm not. >> reporter: he often endorsed republicans and was known for his independent, passionate and spirited ways. >> now we could use this instead of the buses. bike lane. we'll have a camel lane. >> reporter: even picked out
a new york city gravesite because he said he didn't ever want to leave manhattan. new york city mayor michael bloomberg said we have lost an irrepressable icon, our most carries matic cheerleader and champion. a documentary about him called, koch, coincidentally happens to open today across the country. ed koch's funeral is monday and he certainly will be very missed. jenna? jenna: you may remember him and thoughts and prayers with his family today for sure, eric. >> reporter: absolutely. jon: what a character. there is some new information on a deadly terror attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey. at least one guard is dead in a homicide bombing. we'll have the latest on others injured in the blast and who might have been behind it. also a hostage crisis involving a 5-year-old boy growing more urgent. reportedly the child is crying for his parents as police continue to negotiate with the suspect who has got him underground. we're live in alabama. hi. i'm henry winkler.
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jon: authorities in alabama trying to bring a 5-year-old boy safely back to his family as a tense standoff between police and a hostage taker enters a fourth day. and extreme weather across the entire nation from tornadoes to blizzards, some parts of the country getting hit with merely 2 feet of snow. we have the latest from the fox weather center gloomplet and nasa today honoring the fallen astronauts from three missions with a day of remembrance. a look at the next step in america's space program. jenna: plus a warning for americans after a deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now," i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. a powerful bomb blast ripping a whole in the embassy with the u.s. ambassador inside. we have learned the ambassador is safe.
two people are dead, including the bomber. the turkish government blames an illegal group of left-wing radicals responsible for several acts of terror in turkey since the 970s. jennifer given is live -- griffin is live at the state department. what are the indications about who's behind this attack? >> reporter: it's in the turkish authorities' interest to down play any terrorist group, they want to blame this on a domestic group. turkish authorities say they have identified the attacker and say he belongs to a left-leaning marxist group known inside of turkey, the revolution people's liberation party front, the dhkpc. the group has been designated a terrorist o by the united states in the past but had been relatively quiet in recent years. u.s. officials that we're speaking to say it is much too early to determine who is responsible. authorities here have not ruled out the involvement of al-qaeda or each an iranian approximate key group.
state department spokesman victoria newlin says they are investigating, quote: we can confirm a terrorist blast at checkpoint on the tricepper the of our -- perimeter compound at 1:13 p.m. local time. we are working closely with the turkish national police to make a pull assessment of the damage and the casualties and to begin an investigation. embassy officials are expressing regret about the injured outside of the compound there. one of those injured, we've learned, is a well known tv journalist. she was injured in the attack. the u.s. ambassador has already visited her at the hospital, and there was also a turkish guard killed in the explosion this? jon: jennifer, just as you've been speaking, a bulletin crossed from reuters from the white house. it says that the white house says that the suicide or homicide bombing at the u.s. embassy is by definition an act of terror, but they are also saying they do not know the motivations at this time. clearly, they have learned something from the flap that
ensued after the benghazi attacks. but that brings up this question, this is secretary of state hillary clinton's last day on the job, so whose problem does this become? does john kerry take over now? >> reporter: well, that's right. in fact, this incident certainly mars secretary of state hillary clinton's last day on the job. she will be leaving the building here at foggy bottom at 2:30 p.m. today, that's when she'll be saying her final farewell, walking out the doors below me t. and senator john kerry will be taking over. he'll be taking his oath at the white house later today we're told. in fact, spokesman victoria newlin was asked about the transition. >> what if a huge crisis erupts over the weekend? >> well, as i said, he is expected to be sworn in on friday afternoon. >> so he would deal with it. >> yeah. seamless transition. >> reporter: the new secretary of state made some headlines this morning in an interview that he gave to "the boston
globe" in which he said that he was offered the job of secretary of state before susan rice who was largely viewed as the front runner in the first line pick of the obama administration, that he was offered the job by the president before susan rice took her name out of the running. jon? jon: all right. interesting. jennifer griffin at the state department today. thank you. jenna: a busy day down in d.c. we have this fox news alert coming out of washington concerning the new health care law. the obama administration announcing some very big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations, trying to work out the details here. white house spokesman jay carney just asked about this change minutes ago. take a listen. >> and another topic, the birth control opt-out, is this a recognition that the rules were an overreach? >> no, not at all. for details about the rulemaking process which, on which there is news today from hhs, i refer you
to hhs. i would remind you, however, of the policy that the president outlined last year. and in outlining it, he set two important criteria. one, we had to insure that women have access to preventive services like contraception and that the policy also respects religious beliefs. those guidelines, those criteria have been followed by the department in promulgating this rule, this proposed rule, and as part of that process there's more comment that will be taken on i. but for detail, i'd refer you to hhs. jenna: what does this all mean? james rosen is with us, our chief washington correspondent. james, what are some of the big points that we need to take away from this headline? >> reporter: well, on its face, jenna, this would appear to be a dramatic postelection reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flashpoint in the early electoral cycle last year in which by most accounts helped
the obama/biden campaign galvanize voters, but there's more to it than that. under the new rules being proposed by kathleen sebelius, nonprofit employers with a religious affiliation such as catholic hospitals and colleges will be able to opt out of the administration's obamacare mandate that insures that all women have free access to contraception through their employers' health care plans. it'll now be up to the insurer, not to the faith-based nonprofit, to provide this coverage at no cost to the employer or to the female employee. in the case of self-insured and student health plans, the religious nonprofit will notify what's known as a third party administerrer, and that administrator in turn will work with an insurer to arrange no-cost contraceptive coverage through separate individual health insurance policies. quote: today, secretary sebelius said in a statement issued a short time ago, the administration is taking the next step in propriding women across the -- providing women across the nation with coverage
of recommended preventive care. we will continue to work with faith-based organizations, women's organizations, insurers and others to achieve these goals, end quote. you may recall this issue vaulted to front page news about a year ago. at that time activist law student sandra fluke became a cause celebre when house republicans blocked her from testifying on the issue, and rush limbaugh attacked her on his program. that all followed hhs' original announcement that all employers, even faith-based ones, would have to provide coverage to female employees. many organizations and companies sued over the mandate. now here's one really important note on this, jenna. this proposed rule change will apparently not apply to private sector companies that are owned and operated by people with religious objections to this mandate. so companies like hobby lobby, for example, one of the litigants, would still be obligated to provide this coverage at least until such time as the u.s. supreme court weighs in on this controversial mandate. jenna? jenna: very interesting.
we knew this year was going to be a lot about figuring out the details and how they were going to be applied in real-life situations, so we're witnessing this process, and we'll continue to gather details about how it will practically be applied. james, thank you. >> reporter: you bet. jon: we are continuing to follow the breaking developments out of alabama where police are negotiating with the gunman holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. they're talking to jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they say they can hear the child crying for his parents. police say dykes is showing no signs of ending the standoff which is now in its fourth day. elizabeth prann live in midland city, alabama for us. what are you seeing activity wise where you are, elizabeth? >> reporter: well, in just the past hour or two we've seen an increase of activities. as you can see, the s.w.a.p. members over my shoulder going up that dirt road. the suspect's property is slightly behind those white buildings, and police have confirmed that they're communicating to the suspect
with a pvc pipe. this is an example of what he's using to communicate. 4 inches, this is about 5 pounds, this is a 4-foot pvc pipe. we know there is 60 feet of pvc piping from the driveway or from the roadway of this suspect's property all the way to the bunker, and what we know from witnesses and neighbors is that that pvc piping is also going through additional buildings on that property. we are waiting for an update from authorities, we're hoping to hear from them 4:30 locally and, of course, if we have any other details, jon, we're going to bring that to you immediately. jon: obviously, it's a small up to. what are folks saying about the little boy? >> reporter: yeah. there's only about 2300 people that live in midland city, and they're devastated. they're certainly still at a standstill, schools remain closed. they're opening some schools on monday but not all of them. we're hearing people are coming out and speaking about this young boy who is missing. a lot of his peers are asking parents and adults where he is. take a listen.
>> why he has the child, we don't understand, but we would just really ask that he would have mercy upon this young child and let him be returned to his parents. >> reporter: this is a community, charles alan poland jr., he gave his life trying to save the school bus full of children. he'll be laid to rest on sunday. jon: what a sad story. elizabeth, thank you. jenna: up next, one of our big stories today, terror in the country of turkey aimed at america. you have a deadly explosion hitting the u.s. embassy. why now? who's behind this attack, and what does this mean for the year ahead and the security of all americans overseas? >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, it is a terrorist attack. however, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪
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jenna: breaking news on the terror attack outside the u.s. embassy in turkey's capital. the state department warning americans to stay away from diplomatic offices in turkey, this after a homicide bombing inside a security checkpoint at an entrance to the embassy. a security guard was killed, the well-known female television journalist was wounded in this. this is an area that is under heavy security. embassies for france and germany also located nearby. there are reports this is the work to of a domestic group, a marxist extremist group inside the country, so we want to talk about that with rick runnell, also joining us the director for the or washington institute -- the washington institute turkish research program. we had this initial report about a domestic group being responsible, but we also know we have to be cautious with initial
reports as well. what does this look hike to you, and who do you think is responsible for this? >> the initial intelligence information suggests it's a marxist group based in turkey, it's a fringe movement left over from the larger marx terrorist groups that existed in the 1970s, and the telltale signs of this group is they do attack u.s. targets and mission, for example, during the first gulf war they attacked u.s. military personnel and killed two. so i would say there are some similarities, and i would agree this could be a small marxist group. maybe a few hundred members only, but it's very anti-american, and a lot of the signs point at the fact that as well as turkish police is now saying this could be that group behind the attack. jenna: just to follow up on that quickly, why now? why would this group suddenly take this action now? >> first of all, you have to remember that this group is anti-american to death, and they just hate the united states, and they think of this as more through the cold war prism. they don't like u.s. presence in
the region, they think of the u.s. as a quote-unquote imperialist power, and i think now it would make sense that we have sent troops to deploy nato patriot missiles to defend turkey against syria, they see that as something that goes against their fundamentalist ideological thinking, and as a result of that, the group has been called into action. unfortunately, as small as this group might be, one could anticipate future targets on u.s. interests in turkey should further nay to have or troop and hardware ce employments take place in theing months. -- in the coming months. jenna: what do you think is the correct united states response? >> well, first of all, we have to be very serious. this is an attack on a nato country inside a nato country. turkey's a great ally. they've been a member of nato since 1951, and this is a serious attack. this is the eighth attack on an embassy under hillary clinton alone. so we have to have a tough response. i think that it's also very
interesting that these attacks are happening when the u.s. policy in the region is really withdrawn. we are not active in syria. we are doing just little, minor things around the edges, and yet we're a target. the turkish prime minister, erdogan, has been very vocal about syria and assad's brutal crackdown, and yet the attacks are happening on an american embassy. i think this just proves that america's always going to be a target whether we have a tough policy like in the bush administration or a weak policy during the obama administration. jenna: and let me get back to the issue of timing as well. as rick just mentioned, many consider turkey a good ally in the region, but there's also been questions raised about turkey and terror financing and where they really stand when it comes to issues regarding iran. so how do we navigate the way ahead with turkey especially since you said we should prepare
ourselves potentially for more attacks by this group inside that country? >> well, turkey's the only nato ally that borders iran and syria, so it is a valuable ally, and i think turkey has pivoted back to the u.s. in the last couple of years, erasing some of these concerns that you raised in the sense that the country now realizes as the largest economy in that region of the world, as a rising power, it needs the united states for security, it needs nato because it has a civil war across from its 510-mile-long border with syria, and a civil war could easily spill over into turkey. what we saw today is one of these initial spillover effects. so i think turkey's increasingly going to come back to the united states for further nato alliance protection, and i think u.s. policy is, obviously, where the red line is. in other words, if this regime crosses that red line and targets turkey, it will find not just the united states, but the entire nato alliance standing behind turkey because that's where the red line has to be drawn vis-a-vis the assad regime. jenna: do you think the united states is putting that forward,
that that is a red line. and bring that bigger, if you will. our national security is something we certainly talk about and put a high priority on as well, so how does this sort of play into the year that we're tate facing ahead not only in the region, but for our own safety? >> i think turkey is an interesting place where this plays out because there is criticism that they're not doing enough with terrorist financing. but the simple fact is we do work closely with turkey on freezing assets. the question is whether or not we have an automatic freeze inside turkey. and the opposition groups are very nervous about an automatic freeze rather than having a judge come in and try to approve the freezing of the assets that the government would recommend. the opposition groups don't want the automatic freezing to happen because simply they don't the government. and so this is a highly sophisticated argument inside turkey, but at the end of the day, i think the turks are doing what they can to help us combat terrorism. they recognize that they are on
the front steps of of this, and i think president -- prime minister erdogan has done a very good job. jenna: it's worth noting that although we're talking about embassy security, this hasn't been a conversation piece if you look at the last several years. and it's still very rare that our embassies are being attacked overseas. so that should be something of note as we look at the year ahead as well. it's great to have your expertise today. we appreciate it very much. jon: well, on the day after the president scraps his jobs council, we get new numbers showing america is not where it is supposed to be. the unemployment rate up in this country. we'll get our panel to debate some of the numbers next. was in the right time to get rid of a panel in charge of fixing the job crisis?
jon: brand new jobs numbers just out a day after the president scraps his jobs council. the labor department showing employers added 157,000 jobs last month. the national unemployment rate jumped up to 7.9%. that does not include the americans who stopped looking for jobs and dropped out of the work force. let's talk about it with nina easton, columnist for fortune, also a fox news contributor, austan goolsbee, former chair of the president's council of economic advisers, he's also a professor of economics at the university of chicago booth school of business. what do you think about these numbers? >> you know, they're more of the same. i think they show some progress, not very fast progress, and it largely reflects the fact that overall the economy's growing probably about 2%. so we've got to get the growth rate back up to something well
above that to see substantial progress in the job market. jon: 169,000 people dropped out of the work force, more people than actually got jobs, austan. the unemployment rate would be even higher if it weren't for that number. >> yeah, i know, you want to be a little careful. labor force participation stayed the same. the population is aging, so we expect to have a fair number of people retiring every month in the next ten years or more as the baby boom's retiring. i think the broader measures of unemployment which show larger numbers than the regular unemployment rate have remained steady or improved about at the same rate, in some cases a little faster, than ordinary employment. so i think you want to not overreact to that. jon: all right, nina, it seems to be an economy that ease treading water. >> it seems like it's an economy, yeah, stuck in neutral. i mean, keep in mind that also
this week we had news that in the fourth quarter the economy, surprisingly -- people weren't expecting this -- but surprisingly economic growth contracted in the fourth quarter. so you've got those two factors coming in the same week. yes, a lot of jobs were added, but not enough to compensate for all the folks coming into the work force or people now looking for a job, so the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%. there really -- and, again, as you mentioned, the president's jobs council was disbanded. jon: yeah. >> the optics of that are not good. this is a jobs council that really didn't meet very often, only four times, and the president didn't take some key advice that, frankly, would have really helped with the job growth, and we can talk about that. jon: well, i know -- >> can i say something about that? jon: well, okay -- all right, go ahead, austan. >> well, i was there at the setup of the jobs and competitiveness council. it was a reincarnation of the
economic recovery advisory board where i was the chief economist for the first two years. this is one of hundreds of advisory committees. it was scheduled to expire after two years. there was no sense in which they had to go out and actively scrap the job job and -- the jobs cou. this is when it was scheduled to end. and as you know, this advisory committee unlike the hundreds of others that exist got wrapped up into the election in a way that was highly uncomfortable for the bipartisan executives that were on it. so i don't think that the number of official big meetings when the number of regional meetings they had was in the high numbers and the members of the council themselves were trying to get out of the spotlight. i don't think that's an indicator of anything. jon: so tell us in those two years in four major meetings what did they accomplish? >> they are an advisory body. as i say, of which there are hundreds.
they produced some reports, they met with regional business leaders and workers around the country, and they produced a series of bipartisan things. there was a lot of disagreement within the committee. they could not totally agree on policy recommendations. but they provided ideas -- jon: right. >> -- that the administration and the president took. jon: okay, let me get to nina then. >> come up with policies. jon: let me get to nina. they provided ideas, nina. >> yeah, and austan's points are well taken. but there are two issues, tax issues coming from the jobs advisory council and the business community at large which would help to bring more of that cash that companies are sitting on overseas, $2 trillion at least, back to invest in jobs. one would be to change -- and this was an advisory council recommendation -- one would be to change the way that corporate earnings overseas are taxed so
that they're not double taxed. another thing that both the white house agrees on, the business community agrees on, republicans agree on is corporate tax reform. lower the corporate rate, close loopholes, and there are studies that show that could add as much as a percent to gdp. all of this would help companies bring more investment back to the u.s. and invest in jobs, and the white house has not shown leadership on either. jon: it would be good to see something work. nina easton, austan goolsbee, thank you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. jenna: dangerous new concerns about al-qaeda. the terrorist group is reportedly on the hunt for new western targets. coming up, we're going to tell you who exactly they could be targeting next. also a day of remembrance today. nasa paying tribute to the men and women of space exploration who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. >> i know it's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. it's all part of the process of exploration and discovery.
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jenna: welcome back, everyone. some frauing concerns over al-qaeda's influence in north africa. we've been talking about this a lot, especially al-qaeda's desire to carry out more attacks against western targets after last month's hostage crisis at
that algerian gas plant that left 38 people dead, three of them americans. catherine herridge is live in washington with more on what's next. catherine? >> reporter: well, thank you, jenna. senior u.s. intelligence officials discussed the threat picture in north africa before this morning's attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. officials describing the desire to hit western including u.s. targets as aspirational as the goal of al-qaeda in north africa. this is u.s. interest writ large, intelligence officials said, hardened targets including diplomatic facilities as well as soft targets such as american citizens working there. and though the terror group responsible in turkey has not been identified, the head of the house foreign affairs committee issuing a statement: >> reporter: after the hostage
crisis in algeria in mid january, secretary of state hillary clinton conceded that the threat to u.s. interests in the region was growing as these groups pooled their resources and people. >> now, concerns about terrorism and instability in north africa are not new, of course. indeed, they've been a top priority for this entire national security team. but we need to work together to accelerate a diplomatic campaign to increase pressure on al-qaeda in the islamic maghreb and other terrorist groups in the region. >> reporter: tribal areas of pakistan where the u.s. can partner with one nation on counterterrorism issues, al-qaeda in the islamic maghreb's followers move seamlessly between mali, niger, mauritania and libya. affected nations are more concerned with the al-qaeda problem within their own borders and less concerned with taking this broader regional leadership
role that will be required to prevent the establishment, pardon me, of a safe haven there, jenna. jenna: lots to keep an eye on. >> reporter: to digest there. [laughter] jenna: certainly. that is an important report for us today, absolutely, catherine. thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jon: another terrorist attack on a u.s. diplomatic oversea, this time in turkey on hillary clinton's final day serving as secretary of state. so how will the mainstream media handle this latest attack on america? let's talk about it with judith miller, a pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter and author, kirsten powers, a columnist for "the daily beast," both of them fox news contributors. the indications are at least from the turkish government, judy, that this was the act of some left-wing group in turkey, not necessarily an al-qaeda-related group. does that change the way this gets covered? >> no, i don't think it does, jon, because what's more interesting than the suspect group may have done it and, unfortunately, there's no shortage of them, but it's the target. this is turkey, this is an
islamist but very pragmatic government that has worked with the united states closely, that is working with washington closely on the syrian situation, on iraq, on a lot of different, difficult issues for us. and the fact that whoever did this aimed at a nato member that is closely aligned with us tells us that the threat to americans and american installations comets. jon: well -- continues. jon: well, is this something that the media should be holding the obama administration's feet to the fire over, or is this an internal matter for the turks? >> well, no. i mean, i think it's an american embassy, so of course it matters, you know, to the united states. i don't think you can lay the blame at the feet of the obama administration per se, but what's important is the bigger story. and i don't think the media really covers that. i think that they treat each of these incidents that happen as these sort of individual incidents, um, and while this may, you know, not be an
al-qaeda attack, it doesn't change the fact that it is an attack against the united states. and so this sort of myth that obama has changed our standing in the world and that, you know, everybody loves us, you know, if the media doesn't do their job and cover the fact that, actually, you know, if you look at what's been happening in north africa which really doesn't get a lot of coverage, there's a lot to talk about and a lot to ask the administration about. jon: let's turn our attention to the economy because that's going to get some media coverage in the days ahead. there's already been a twitter war going on today between speaker of the house john boehner and jay carney, the white house press spokesman. here's what john boehner sent out. he said: if government spending caused economic growth, as the president believes, the economy today should be booming. unemployment plummeting. he also said ahead of that, he said it's the wrong time for president obama to scrap his jobs council and delay his budget again.
well, jay carney, the president's spokesman, fired back saying: how quickly speaker boehner forgets underhe supporte nation lost 8.5 million jobs in the last 35 months. we have created 6 million. what about his argument, specifically jay carney's argument, judy? >> well, look, i think that is going to get played out. it's going to be one of the talking points and the debating points between keynesians and nonkeynesians in this administration. i think what's really interesting is that, you know, in the new republic president obama went out of his way to kind of extend an olive branch to mr. boehner by saying that he knows that he wanted a compromise, it's just those nasty republicans who are really conservative who won't let him compromise. and this is how boehner responds. so i think that what we're now going to see is a kind of war of words between these two men whom at least the white house hope would be potential allies. that's not going to happen.
jon: kirsten, you know, the president long blamed the bush administration for driving the economy into the ditch. when jay carney was at the podium the other day, he said it's all the fault of congressional republicans. can you have it both ways? i mean, can it be the president one year and the next, you know, four years later it's the congress? >> be well, i think the argument is that president bush left obama with this and that the president has tried to talk different measures that he thinks will stimulate the economy and that the republicans have, you know, really opposed him at every turn. that's the historically correct statement, what i just said. now, that said, when you hear this back and forth twitter wars between jay carney and john boehner, and i was just reading an article about this, it's just like, come on, can they just grow up? this triesing to pin the blame on -- this trying to pin the blame on each other. the truth of the matter is both
sides are going to have to give on each other. the president does not want to do entitlement reform, he's going to do something. the republicans control the house, i'm sorry, that's just a fact of life. and the republicans are going to have to meet him halfway on some things. just that people should not tolerate this. this is not an acceptable way for washington to operate. it's just -- jon: one -- >> go ahead, sorry. jon: one web site pointed out the economy shrank in the last quarter, the unemployment rate is up as of the numbers released today. we had a trillion dollar deficit in the last year, more than $5 trillion over the last four years. boy, president obama sure inherited an economic mess from himself. i guess. [laughter] >> the ditch was very deep, and i think that the president has been trying to climb out of it. he has had stimulus policies. i don't think he's going to be able to have any more of them. and that really limits the tools that he can use to kind of get the economy, keep the economy
growing. this is a very, very difficult challenge. of he does need cooperation from the republicans, but i don't think he's going to get it because in part i don't think he's doing a lot to encourage it. jon: all right. judith miller and kirsten powers, our fox news watch panel today. thank you both. >> thank you. >> thank you. jenna: well, a day of remembrance for those remarkable americans lost in the goal for exploring space. coming up, nasa's tribute to some of america's finest astronauts, next. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th,
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another popular beer. the acquisition is a bad deal for american consumers. they're concerned it's going to make these companies too big, and they could affect beer prices too heavily in this market. does the government have a case? let's bring in our expert today. former prosecutor fred tecce and former defense attorney arthur eye call aidala. they admitted no biases toward any beer companies but maybe some experience drinking -- [laughter] some of these. so, arthur, does the government have a case here? >> well, they're not going to get thrown out of court, let's start out that way. there's a lot of elements the government would have to prove here, but without getting too deep into the weeds, what they really have to prove is it's going to so adversely effect americans that you can't just have this, basically, one beer company that's going to be able to set the prices, set who gets
what beer and what city, what state, what up to. the best example was, and this is an extreme example, but they would not allow at&t to buy t-mobile. now, there's very few wireless carriers, but they did not want to just have one mother company controlling everything. jenna: okay. so cell phones is something, though, that a lot of american families use, fred, right? now, beer, i know some of our viewers might argue with me, but it's not like it's milk, you know, or something that all families in america use. i mean, it's beer. >> no, it is beer. and, look -- jenna: should there be a concern here? >> i do have a bias because it's important beers are around, because beers are making guys like me look good in bars for centuries. [laughter] there's got to be a lot of it out there. look, the government has to prove two things. one, they have to show an injury to consumers which means beer's going to be more expensive. but the more important thing is they have to show what's called
market power, and although anheuser-busch and the government will have nobel prize-winning economists tell you what that means, it means you can raise your prices and not lose market power. and the fact of the matter is with beer, quite frankly, is if you raise the price, someone's just going to buy a different beer. there's not enough brand loyalty. i don't think the government's going to get thrown out, it's a legitimate case, but i don't think they're going to win it at the end of the day. jenna: i was researching beer companies, the beer industry and preparing for this very serious segment, it was interesting to note that some of these big companies control the wholesalers, even the smaller beer companies that use the same wholesalers as some of these big companies control or have influence over them and some of our smaller craft beers could be affected, the availability to the consumer, and that's another side to this case. >> correct. exactly. you hit the nail on the held, and that's what the government is trying to protect. they don't want one or two or three huge companies to have so much control so that they're
controlling the wholesalers as well, that determines whether brooklyn lager and these other small places, do they go to brooklyn or get served in some small town in oklahoma? and also there's another asterisk. the president of the united states is now working on his legacy, right? he doesn't need to get reelected. this is a cool thing for his administration to do. hey, i'm protecting the beer drinker. jenna: interesting. >> which is a pretty popular position for his administration to take. >> that is a big voting bloc, i'll give you that. [laughter] but i heard the president brews his own beer, so i'm not sure there's a dog in this fight. jenna: interesting angle. >> way to go. jenna: real quick final thought, 49ers or rairves? >> i can't root for baltimore, i gotta go with the niners. jenna: arthur? >> i don't care. the giants aren't in there. >> as long as they serve beer and wings, i don't care who wins either. jenna: it was all part of the timing for the segment, arthur, thank you for crushing it.
[laughter] arthur and fred, thank you. >> thanks for having me. jon: i do my beer segment research every weekend. -and-a-half that's right. [laughter] jon: one of the nation's most historic landmarks turning 100. coming up, the grand central terminal and how this magnificent building was also demolished. also, remembering some of the heroes of america's space program. we are live at the kennedy space center where nasa is paying transcribe beautiful
jon: this is a day to pay tribute to america's heroes, nasa honoring today u.s. astronauts who have died in the line of duty including the crews of space shuttles challenger and columbia. today's ceremonies marking a day of remembrance ten years after the columbia accident.
steve harrigan is live in cape canaveral, florida. steve? >> reporter: jon, a day of remembrance here, but also a day of gratitude, remembering those who gawf their lives for -- gave their lives for space exploration. among the speakers, the widow of the commander of the spaceship columbia. >> february 1, 2003, became a traumatic, shocking day. anticipating a joyful homecoming of our crew, we were jolted in the viewing area into a nightmarish stroll of fear, uncertainty and horror. that led to a crushing announcement that the crew had perished. >> reporter: three major tragedies in nasa's history claimed the lives of 17 astronauts beginning in 1967 with the apollo i, a fire onboard the capsule on the launching pad claimed the lives of three including gus brisesome, a veteran of the america ri program, and then again in 1986 it was the space shuttle challenger.
that shuttle flew for just 73 seconds before exploding, a tragedy that was captured before the ideas of many school children, that's because it was the first teacher in space program, christa mcauliffe one of the seven b who died that day, and finally the space shuttle columbia, exactly ten years ago, that shuttle broke up upon reentry. it was later determined that a piece of foam from an exterior tank hit the wing, and it was only upon reentry 16 days later after successful experiments in space that those seven astronauts lost their lives. a sense of mourning, a sense of commemoration, but also a sense of gratitude for people who pushed the boundaries and gave their lives in the process. jon, back to you. jon: steve steve harrigan, i rer 1967 telling my cup scout troop about the loss of those astronauts in the apollo i fire, sort of in a way the first news story i ever reported, and then ronald reagan's speech after the
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